Cardiologists Push Back On Proposed Transcatheter Valve Credentialing Proposals
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Clinicians say some of the procedural experience requirements proposed by CMS and societies as prerequisites for conducting transcatheter aortic valve replacements might overly limit access to the technology. ACC has made some revisions to its proposal in response.
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